Siri, digital assistant of AppleIt has been on the Mac since 2016. It came with macOS Sierra and since then it has become more integrated and offers more features.
One of these functions may not be well known, but it is certainly very useful for all users who, in addition to Mac, have an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and even other Macs. I'm talking about possibilities use iCloud search function from voice assistant.
How to find a Siri iPhone or iPad on a Mac
Use cloud device search to Apple Through a voice assistant, it is as simple as invoking it by clicking on the icon to the right of the menu bar and then saying the command:
- Where is my iPhone?
- Where I am Apple Watch?
- Where's my iPad Pro?
That is, you only need to use the command Where's my xxxx? Change the x to the name of the device you are looking for.
When you do this Siri will not display your Find My iPhone map as usual. What he will do is Activate the option to make a sound on the device.In this way you can follow the sound to find it quickly.
The function is designed to find your device at home or somewhere very close. In case Siri detects that the device is not too close, it will indicate that it does not know if it is close and will ask you to confirm to start playing the sound on the device.
Also compatible with "family" devices
The "Family" feature allows you to share certain iCloud features among various service accounts, such as storage space, if you purchase a package of at least 200GB. In addition, this also allows you to share payment methods, purchases and search on the device of the whole family (of course, this is fully configurable) or if a minor requests authorization to make purchases or downloads from the App Store.
Thanks to this function, Siri can also help you find familiar devices who has a shared location with you. This way you can tell Siri where is the iPhone xxx? Being xxx, the name of a family member and an assistant can also make sound remotely to help you find it easily.
Did you know about this digital assistant function? Apple? Don't you find it very useful? Of course, we also have to say that can not only be called from a MacYou can also use it from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and of course Apple Watch.
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